I really think coffee and sweets encourage the consumption of each other. Today is a classic case for me. For some reason, while my coffee was brewing at breakfast time, I had this vision of a doughnut come floating through my head. Why doesn’t something like an apple or yogurt associate itself with freshly brewed coffee? So many times, when I have coffee, I find myself dreaming of something sweet to go with it. The reverse is true too. When I have something deliciously sweet or rich (Think, “Chocolate!”), I find myself dreaming of a hot cup of coffee to go with it! I’m thinking about writing an adult version of the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (not really). It would be entitled If You Give an American a Coffee. How many of you out there find yourself associating two foods/drinks with each other? The same goes for pizza/soda and popcorn/soda for me, although, I’m doing much better these days at convincing myself that these don’t have to be consumed together!
Today, I gave in. Today, I will be having a longer appointment with my treadmill to work off the extra 350-400 scrumptious calories. Life is good. It really is! 🙂